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" He laughed himself from court; then sought relief By forming parties, but could ne'er be chief; For, spite of him, the weight of business fell On Absalom, and wise Achitophel ; Thus, wicked but in will, of means bereft, He left not faction, but of that... "
The Miscellaneous Works of John Dryden, Esq: Containing All His Original ... - Page 129
by John Dryden - 1767
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Chambers's Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers, Robert Carruthers - Authors, English - 1876 - 870 pages
...parties, but could ne'er be chief; For, spite of him, the weight of business fell On Absalom and wise ich, written in a different hand — said to be Sidney's own — we faction, but of that was left. Shaßtsbury's Address to Monmoulh. — From the same. Auspicious prince,...
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Favorite Odes and Poems: By Collins, Dryden and Marvell

William Collins - 1877 - 104 pages
...parties, but could ne'er be chief: For, spite of him, the weight of business fell On Absalom and wise Achitophel : Thus, wicked but in will, of means bereft, He left not faction, but of that was left. THE CHAKACTER OF A GOOD PARSON. FROM "TALES PEOM CHAUCER." PARISH priest...
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Geschichte der englischen Literatur: Bd. Das klassische Zeitalter, bearb ...

Hippolyte Taine - English literature - 1878 - 518 pages
...parties, but could ne'er be chief; For, spite of him, the weight of business fell On Absalom and wise Achitophel: Thus, wicked but in will, of means bereft, He left not faction, but of that was left. ») ©lingebt? SBet^el. **) Shimei, whose youth did early promise bring...
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Macmillan's Reading Books

Readers - 1878 - 442 pages
...parties, but could ne'er be chief: For spite of him, the weight of business fell On Absalom and wise Achitophel; Thus wicked but in will, of means bereft, He left not faction, but of that was left. ALEXANDER'S FEAST. \ 'Twas at the royal feast for Persia won By Philip's...
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Stanzas on the Death of Oliver Cromwell: Astræa Redux ; Annus Mirabilis ...

John Dryden - 1878 - 368 pages
...parties, but could ne'er be chief: For spite of him, the weight of business fell 565 On Absalom and wise Achitophel; Thus wicked but in will, of means bereft, He left not faction, but of that was left. ./-_ Titles and names 'twere tedious to rehearse Of lords below the...
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The English Poets: Ben Jonson to Dryden

Thomas Humphry Ward - English poetry - 1880 - 528 pages
...Dryden as Bayes in The Rehearsal. For spite of him, the weight of business fell On Absalom and wise Achitophel ; Thus wicked but in will, of means bereft, He left not faction, but of that was left. SHADWELL. [From Mac Flectaae; October, 1682.] All human things are subject...
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Ben Jonson to Dryden

Thomas Humphry Ward - English poetry - 1880 - 534 pages
...parties, but could ne'er be chief: For spite of him, the weight of business fell On Absalom and wise Achitophel; Thus wicked but in will, of means bereft, He left not faction, but of that was left. SHADWELL. [From Mac Flecknoe; October, 1682.] All human things are subject...
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Masterpieces of English Literature: Being Typical Selections of British and ...

William Swinton - American literature - 1880 - 694 pages
...parties, but could ne'er be chief : For, spite of him, the weight of business fell On Absalom and wise Achitophel ; Thus wicked but in will, of means bereft, He left not faction, but of that was left. 22. Abstlom, the Duke of Monmouth, son of Charles II. LITERARY ANALYSIS....
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Poet's walk, an introduction to English poetry, chosen by M. Morris

Mowbray Walter Morris - 1882 - 440 pages
...parties, but could ne'er be chief: For spite of him, the weight of business fell On Absalom and wise Achitophel ; Thus wicked but in will, of means bereft, He left not faction, but of that was left. J. Dryden. THE DEATH OF THE SAME. (From the Epistle to Lord Bathurst.)...
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The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions by ..., Volume 2

Matthew Arnold - English poetry - 1882 - 524 pages
...parties, but could ne'er be chief: For spite of him, the weight of business fell On Absalom and wfee Achitophel ; Thus wicked but in will, of means bereft, He left not faction, but of that was left. SHADWELL. [From Mac Flecltaoe; October, 1682.] All human things are...
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